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voestalpine to host grand opening ceremonies in Cartersville on Tuesday

Wolfgang Eder, the CEO of Austrian-based voestalpine, will host a press conference prior to the grand opening festivities at the Metal Forming Division’s newest U.S. plant in Cartersville Tuesday, April 22.  

  • icon Posted: April 17

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Sunday 03/09/2014
Changing demographics has Riverwood community preparing for future expansion
Posted: March 09, 2014

Regina Wright knew there was more to the working world than sitting behind a desk and crunching numbers. After 18 years at Beka Federal Credit Union, serving employees of Bekaert Steel Wire, she took a leap of faith and moved to head the Riverwood Retirement Life Community, 511 West Tenth St.

Saturday 03/08/2014
Pirelli to strengthen partnerships with auto makers
Updated: March 08, 2014 - 11:22 am

ROME, Ga. — Pirelli Tyre S.p.A. unveiled its original equipment strategy for North America at the 2014 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, as it debuted OE fitments for various auto makers, including Ford, Mercedes, Cadillac and others. 

Tuesday 03/04/2014
Foot, Ankle and Leg Center relocates
Posted: March 04, 2014

The Foot, Ankle and Leg Center, formerly at 126 Three Rivers Drive, is open today in a new location, 101 John Maddox Drive, Suite A, behind the Redmond Regional Medical Center.

Snazzy Rags to relocate and re-size
Updated: March 04, 2014 - 11:11 am

Brooke Nolan’s Snazzy Rags women’s boutique will be moving at the end of March.

Monday 02/24/2014
Citizens First group recognized by Synovus
Posted: February 24, 2014

Columbus-based Synovus has honored its Northwest Georgia division, including Citizens First of Rome, Georgia Bank and Trust in Calhoun and Cartersville, as well as Cohutta Banking Company in Chatsworth with it REACH award.

Travel Leaders joins Magical Travel
Posted: February 24, 2014

Lori Dover, former owner of Bryant and Garrett/Travel Leaders, joined forces with Magical Travel & Events, 500 E. Second Ave., in the Central Plaza shopping center. Magical Travel is owned by Carol McCann.

Nature’s Inc. seeking to move trees
Posted: February 24, 2014

The widening of Ga. 140 from Ga. 53 in Floyd County to U.S. 41 in Bartow County is forcing Nature’s Inc. to have what amounts to a fire sale for close to 1,000 trees.

Sunday 02/23/2014
Brewing success: Swift & Finch Coffee draws diverse crowd to Broad Street shop
Posted: February 23, 2014

Whether it’s a pastor working on sermon notes or a high school student doing term-paper research, Swift & Finch Coffee, 600 Broad St., has — in less than three years — become a gathering place for Romans from every walk of life. Owner Ellie Mahon wouldn’t want it any other way.

Sunday 02/09/2014
Industrial emissions increase in Floyd County
Posted: February 09, 2014

Total toxic chemical releases from 14 industrial sites in Floyd County were up 7.7 percent, according to the latest report from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Saturday 02/08/2014
Wachsteter urges merchants to support Marketplace Fairness Act at Coffee Break
Posted: February 08, 2014

Rome City Commissioner Buzz Wachsteter implored local business owners to contact Congressman Tom Graves to express their support for the Marketplace Fairness Act, which would force Internet sellers to pay local and state sales taxes on sales that originate in the state of Georgia.

Sunday 02/02/2014
Socking away money is not really that hard
Posted: February 02, 2014

Sara Hightower Regional Library Director Delana Hickman told the board of trustees during budget talks that auditors recommend the library have at least two months of operating revenue in its reserve account.

Monday 01/27/2014
Meggitt gets Air Force contract
Updated: January 27, 2014 - 2:34 pm

Meggitt Inc. in Rockmart has won bidding for a large U.S. Air Force contract to provide aircraft fuel cells. The contract, awarded through the U.S. Air Force Material Command at Hill Air Force base in Utah, will pay the Polk County company $244,803.

Sunday 01/26/2014
Bargain stores flourishing: GHC professor Bruce Jones says shoppers expect discounted prices
Posted: January 26, 2014

Shoppers are always looking for a bargain, and in Rome bargains shouldn’t be too hard to come by with the proliferation of discount stores.

Wednesday 01/22/2014
Ollie's Bargain Outlet planning a Rome location, distribution center in Commerce
Updated: January 23, 2014 - 1:17 am

Ollie’s Bargain Outlet is planning a Rome location, but corporate officials have confirmed that no leases have been signed.

$25 million reinvestment in Bekaert plant announced, retaining 120 full-time jobs
Posted: January 22, 2014

Bekaert Corp., one of Rome’s first international companies, revealed plans for a $25 million investment in its Rome plant Tuesday.

Sunday 01/19/2014
A century of service: Story of Blue Ribbon Shoe Shop is also story of 2 families
Updated: January 20, 2014 - 3:48 pm

There are just a small handful of businesses in Rome that can lay claim to having been in business for 100 years. Downtown Rome’s Blue Ribbon Shoe Shop at 409 Broad St. is one of them. It’s a testament to perseverance and a love of the work.

Wednesday 01/15/2014
Ribbon-cutting officially welcomes new Goo Goo Car Wash
Updated: January 16, 2014 - 5:18 pm

Rome car wash pioneer James Dulaney (center) with scissors, snips the ribbon at the new Goo Goo Car Wash, 1040 N. Broad St..

Monday 01/13/2014
Ru San's closed while burst pipe repaired
Updated: January 13, 2014 - 2:43 pm

The Ru San's at 1004 North Broad Street will be closed for a time after a pipe burst and caused an amount of flooding. Workers are inside attempting to fix the damage.

Sunday 01/12/2014
21-house subdivision planned for Armuchee
Posted: January 12, 2014

Rome architect Mike Lovely and Randy Davis of Davis Contracting and Development are proposing a new single-family home subdivision called Charleston Place, to be built on approximately seven acres off Old Summerville Road near Armuchee High School.

Thursday 01/09/2014
Goodwill to host job fair at Rome location on Jan. 15
Updated: January 09, 2014 - 2:06 pm

North Georgia – For the second year, Goodwill of North Georgia is giving job seekers across the region the chance to connect with dozens of employers on a single day. Wednesday, January 15, all nine of its career centers will host job fairs. Employers will be on-site recruiting workers for professional, warehouse and retail positions. The organization is expecting nearly 80 companies to participate in the one-day event.